Monday, November 21, 2011

Margaret done, Sarah started

Here is Margaret -- so pretty!

Margaret W. Brown by Milady's Needle
40ct Vintage Palomino
AVAS 100/3

I love the colors!


And I've started something new too.  Sarah Elizabeth Brooke by my friend Tanya at The Scarlett House.


I'm using 40ct something -- I think Homespun??  Not sure.  And the called for Belle Soie silks.


If you want to see the whole thing, go to Tanya's blog here.  It's so pretty, right?

Here's Mia having fun in a box.


Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  And that everyone has a great week!


56 comments:

Kajsa said...

Sooo pretty! You have made a lot of headway on your new WIP too.

Michele said...

Great start and great finish!

Annie said...

Margaret will be a beautiful addition to your Margaret wall. I love the colors too.

And a good start on the new one.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing Margaret... she's beautiful. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sally said...

Congratulations on another absolutely gorgeous finish Margaret. You're right about those colours. They are beautiful.

Lovely new start too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Giovanna said...

Well done, she's pretty! Great new start too.

Patty C. said...

More lovely work I see
Enjoy your Holiday ;)

Deborah said...

Wonderful finish and a wonderful new start!

Nancy said...

Margaret is gorgeous, and I love the colors too! Is Mia ready for turkey day? Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

woolwoman said...

Margaret - your recent finishes are gorgeous - Ann - just exquisite and I've always loved Margaret Brown - your new start Sarah Elizabeth is just as lovely. I hope you and your family have a wonderful t-giving holiday and you have a great week - Mel

Lizzy said...

Oh, I LOVE Margaret and what beautiful colours... another lovely finish for your Margaret Sampler Wall, Margaret~ :) And what a wonderful start on Sarah Elizabeth Brooke ~ I want to stitch them both... they are gorgeous~ Mia is adorable as always... Wishing you and your family and Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Bertie said...

Very pretty Margaret congrats. Nice beginning of the SL sampler which is very very gorgeous indeed :D
Have a good Thanksgiving!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish on Margaret! I love the colors too. And yay for starting Sarah!!!

Erica said...

Margaret is sooooo pretty!
Love those big pink flowers!

What is it with cats and boxes?
I always feel so guilty throwing out the mangled, gnawed boxes that they are so enthralled with!

Mouse said...

oooo love those colours and way to go on the new start ... you have been busy ..lol ... love mia in the box too ... hope you have a great thanksgiving this week too :) love mouse xxxx

BrendaS said...

Margaret looks beautiful! Love your new start too! You have been busy:))

Have a nice Thanksgiving Margaret!

Dawn said...

Very beautiful!
Wow, you have an amazing selection of samplers - very amazing ;-)

HollyXSing said...

Hey, Margaret! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Beautiful work!

Fondly,

-Holly

Dona said...

Your Margaret finish is gorgeous! What a pretty addition it will be for the Margaret sampler wall!

Pretty start on Sara Elizabeth! I hope to start her this week, too! You'll probably be finished with her by the time I start.

That Mia - she is so cute! I know she is fun to have around the house.

Glenna said...

What a cutie little Mia is! Love Margaret and love Sarah (and now I need to get mine out and get cracking). Thank you for your lovely messages these last few weeks.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish, Margaret! It looks great. Love your start on Sarah, too!

Lene said...

Boy, you are prolific:) Love the finish and looking forward to see more of the start. Happy Thanksgiving:)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very nice pictures ...
I love the colors

have a good time

Nancy said...

Margaret is so pretty, congrats on the finish! You have a good start on Sarah!

MoonBeam said...

Both samplers are gorgeous. Mia's pretty cute, too!

samplerlover said...

Oh Margaret, Margaret Brown is really lovely. Are you thinking of doing her Sister as well. Great progress on Sarah. It is such a lovely sampler and is in my basket.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend - Sandra.

mainely stitching said...

How did you do that so fast?? It is utterly gorgeous. :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful!!!!! x

BeckySC said...

It's truly gorgeous! Congratulations my friend :)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
((hugs))

Cari said...

OH MY GOSH...beautiful finish and beautiful start. You are amazing...so is sweet Mia !! Hugs

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Penny said...

The colors are beautiful, what a lovely finish! It looks like you've finished the border on your new start ~ maybe I need to start doing that, I get so bogged down on borders. I've got my Mia fix for the week. She looks like such a sweetie. :) Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

valerie said...

You are a speed demon! Margaret looks fab! And great start on Sarah. Hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

marly said...

Beautiful as always Margaret. I'm anxious to see your progress on Sarah. It's such a beauty and I love large house samplers. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Catherine said...

Wow! Such a beautiful finish Margaret! I love those colors too! And the progress on your new piece is fantastic!! Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Chris said...

Another beautiful finish and fabulous start!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Natalia said...

Margaret is beautiful !!! I love that pop of blue color. I can't wait to see more of Sarah. When do you think you'll have it finished, by the end of the week ??? LOL!!!

Sherry said...

Peek a boo. I see you, Mia! Your finish is beautiful and the new start will be awesome too! Happty Thanksgiving.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such flying needles you have, my dear! I love the colors, too! SEB is in my stash... so you know I love her and am waiting for your finish - which won't be long for sure! Happy Stitching to you.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Always something fabulous going on with your needles! That Mia is so cute AND entertaining! Happy Thanksgiving Margaret!

Ranae said...

Gorgeous!!!!
And what a pretty start on Sarah
Mia is a cutie pie

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Beautiful stitching work! I love Mia in the box especially the "peek-a-boo" one!

RuthB said...

My Heavens you're not only a lovely stitcher, but such an amazingly fast one as well. However do you do it? There must be a secret.

Have a peaceful Thanksgiving!

Anne said...

Gorgeous samplers Margaret!! I understand the "Margaret" wall! I have meant to reply to you earlier, but life got busy. I love a cat in a box with paper!! She's the cutest lil' thing!

Lois said...

Wonderful finish and great new start! It's going to be another beauty!!

Anonymous said...

lovely lovely lovely ! More lovely work !
I love the colors too !
congratulations

escargopotte said...

lovely lovely lovely
wonderful finish

Melanie said...

I love the colors on this piece too! So pretty.

Have a great thanksgiving!!!!!!! :)

Melody said...

Beautiful work!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Solstitches said...

Another gorgeous finish from your flying needle.
This one is a beauty. I love the pretty colours.
Your're already making great progress on your next masterpiece.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Margaret

Mindi said...

Margaret, you're starting and finishing projects faster than I can keep up! I totally love your Margaret, the colors are so soft and beautiful, a nice change from the bold reds I think you and I both love.

I just broke down and bought Sarah yesterday, but I swear she's not getting started until I finish up some others first. Way too many samplers started, and a few can be blamed on your gorgeous pictures.

Dot said...

I am always in awe of your stitching Margaret.

Margaret Brown is beautiful but I'm very much looking forward to seeing you stitch up Sarah E Brooke.

Oh how I love the samplers you stitch.

Do you mind sharing how you stitch? Do you use a frame/hoop or do you stitch in hand?

Sherry :o) said...

Beautiful finish, nice start and cute, cute kittie!!

Kathy Ellen said...

Margaret Brown is so lovely and now it will be inspiring to watch your progress unfold with your newest piece, Sarah Elizabeth Brooke!

That cutie, Mia! A day without her adorable mischief would be like a day without sunshine, wouldn't it?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a lovely, springlike, piece! But I dearly love Brooke! She's in my stash waiting for some day... I'll be happy to see your past pieces, and am happy for model stitchers - otherwise we'd not be enticed, would we? Happy stitching to you.

Suzanne said...

What a pretty finish! You stitched this piece so quickly. I love the new start, especially with the Belle Soie.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your samplers are so beautiful. I have greatly enjoyed reading your blog and my wish list has just grown considerably. Mia is a sweetheart. xxx